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CLE Seminar on "Practical Insolvency"


Seminar on "Practical Insolvency"


Mr Andrew Chan
Allen & Gledhill LLP



This seminar considers particular issues that arise in the context of corporate insolvency.  The issues are considered from the perspective of practitioners advising on such corporate insolvencies.

First, it will consider how the positions of unsecured creditors may be improved in a company’s insolvency.  Second, it examines the quality of security that a secured creditor has, and how this may be affected by the insolvency.  Ensuring the quality of the security in the context of various insolvency proceedings is a concern not only for insolvency practitioners but also transactional lawyers, e.g. banking and debt markets. 

The seminar will also discuss the specialist areas of shipping insolvency and construction insolvency which give rise to important considerations for every practitioner whose work may involve financing or corporate insolvency.


About the Speaker

Andrew’s practice encompasses commercial work, and he is a specialist in insolvency (corporate and personal), dispute resolution (especially arbitration), and trusts. He has given expert evidence for use in Court proceedings in the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.  Andrew has been consistently noted as a leading insolvency and restructuring lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal for Insolvency and Restructuring, and IFLR1000.

Andrew is also the former Deputy Chairman, former Director and currently Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore, the Director of the American Arbitration Association-ICDR Ltd, and the Vice-President of the Turnaround Management Association Singapore and South East Asia Ltd. From 2010 to 2013, he served as a Chairman of the Insolvency Practice Committee of The Law Society of Singapore.

Andrew is the General Editor of the leading local practitioner’s book entitled Law & Practice of Corporate Insolvency. Andrew has also co-authored two works on personal insolvency: Butterworths Annotations of The Singapore Bankruptcy Act and Law And Practice of Bankruptcy In Singapore and Malaysia. He is also Consultant Editor of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore volume on insolvency. On arbitration, he has co-authored the Singapore chapter of the publication Arbitration in Asia.  Andrew has also co-authored the Singapore chapters of three separate publications: the Encyclopaedia of International Commercial Litigation and the Oxford University Press books entitled Security over Receivables and Set-Off Law and Practice. He is also a Contributing Editor to Singapore Civil Procedure 2003 and Singapore Civil Procedure 2007.  Andrew’s writings have been cited in decisions of the Singapore Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.  


Pricing Category

Participants can enjoy either:

a. Seminar fee 
Seminar fee of S$200* (inclusive of GST) applies.

b. Group discount fee
Group discount fee of S$180(inclusive of GST) applies if there are at least 10 participants from the same organisation. 

c. SMU Alumni fee (for LLB / JD / LLM graduates)
Seminar fee of S$180* (inclusive of GST) applies for SMU LLB / JD / LLM Alumni.

d. Student rate
Seminar fee of S$50* (inclusive of GST) applies for full-time undergraduate student (matriculation card must be provided in order to enjoy this entitlement).


*Above stated seminar fees are non-refundable and this applies even if participant did not attend the seminar.

The SMU School of Law reserves the right of cancellation. Full refund of seminar fees will be given only if the seminar is cancelled.

For enquiries, please contact Ms Sascha Ng at email:




To sign up for this event, kindly Register online.

Course materials and light refreshments will be provided. 


10 July 2015 (Friday)


9am - 12.20pm (Registration starts from 8.30am onwards)


Singapore Management University
Administration Building
Level 6, Function Room
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065


3 points (based on 100% attendance)


Corporate / Commercial




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8.30am   Registration
9.00am   Seminar commence (Part 1)
10.30am   Tea Break
10.50am   Seminar commence (Part 2)
12.20pm   End of Event


About SMU Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) of the School of Law, Singapore Management University was set up in May 2010. CLE @ SMU organises seminars and workshops on various topics for the benefit of the legal practitioners and the wider legal community. CLE also administers an Auditing Program where participants may attend and observe seminars taught by our law faculty, without taking exams or undertaking class assignments. For updates on our upcoming seminars, workshops, auditing courses and other activities, please click here.

About SILE's Continuing Professional Development Scheme

This programme is an Accredited CPD Activity under the SILE’s CPD Scheme. Participants who wish to claim CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. This includes signing-in on arrival and signing-out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to for more information.


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Last updated on 13 Oct 2016 .